Pocket Gamer | www.pocketgamer.co.uk | Latest features (3DS) The latest stories from Pocket Gamer, updated every five minutes. FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NOT TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION. http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/ en-gb Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:11:22 GMT Copyright (c) 2018 Pocket Gamer Review: Warioware Gold 3DS review - A fitting end to Wario's reign over the DS <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-icnsk_warioware-gold-3ds-screenshot-a-mine-game-with-bowzer_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Warioware Gold 3DS review - A fitting end to Wario's reign over the DS" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The biggest downside to any Warioware game is the length. With each mini-game clocking in at only a few seconds, the game itself won't last long. Of course, they can be extended through extra modes, playing with friends, or beating high scores, but for that you'll need friends. And patience.<br><br>Here, Wario is up to his old tricks and has been stealing treasure. He decides that the treasure isn't enough for him and he must make more money. He does so by setting up a tournament, charging people to enter.<br><br>That's the basic premise, and while it's a little half-hearted, there's only so many ways you can package a collection of mini and micro-games. Thankfully the animation is superb and the colours pop from the screen.<br><br><strong><br><br>Make me laugh</strong><br><br>On top of this, the humour is genuinely funny, especially when taking pot shots at games being streamed online for clamouring fans. This vein of comedy transfers over to the interactive parts of Warioware Gold too. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/review.asp?c=78392'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/review.asp?c=78392 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:44:29 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 451 - Overcooked 2, Sneak Ops, RIP Luigi <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 451 - Overcooked 2, Sneak Ops, RIP Luigi" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Ric and James jump behind the mics to mourn the loss of Nintendo's favourite green plumber after he was brutally murdered in a shocking snuff film released earlier in the week.<br><br>RIP Luigi xoxo<br><br>They also cover the Fortnite Android beta, and new releases like manic chef sim Overcooked 2, and psychedelic brain frazzler OLDTV.<br><br>In addition, James chats to the team behind the excellent stealth game Sneak Ops, which just appeared on app stores everywhere.<br><br><strong>Download episode 451:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep451.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78360'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78360 Fri, 10 Aug 2018 16:40:40 GMT Square Enix definitely wants to make more games like Octopath Traveler <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-bnqdt/h2x1_nswitch_octopathtraveler_image1600w.jpg" width="200" alt="Square Enix definitely wants to make more games like Octopath Traveler " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Square Enix was quite surprised when <em>Octopath Traveler</em> <a href="https://www.vg247.com/2018/08/03/octopath-traveler-one-million-shipped/">sold a million units</a> in its first three weeks. The game, <a href="/r/Switch/Project+Octopath+Traveler/review.asp?c=78017">an effort of love and a throwback to old school RPGs</a> like <em>Chrono Trigger</em>, was a surprise hit that has the company eager to make more games in a similar vein.<br><br>Takashi Mochizuki, a tech reporter for the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, recently attended a Square Enix earnings conference, where the company answered a few questions about <em>Octopath Traveler</em> and future projects.<br><br><em>Octopath Traveler</em> definitely exceeded the company’s expectations, particularly in western markets. Square Enix is chalking it up to an increased appreciation for JRPGs lately, as well as the game’s blend of old-school design and more modern gameplay elements. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Project+Octopath+Traveler/news.asp?c=78333'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Project+Octopath+Traveler/news.asp?c=78333 Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:45:50 GMT Kyogre and Groudon are the Legendary Pokemon of the month <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-trhwo/kyogre_and_groudon.jpg" width="200" alt="Kyogre and Groudon are the Legendary Pokemon of the month" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The Pokemon Company is <a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446">continuing its year of Legendary Pokemon</a>, bringing a new pair of super powerful Pokemon to <em>Pokemon Sun</em> and <em>Moon</em> (and their <em>Ultra</em> variations). This month we’re celebrating Kyogre and Groudon, the legendary monsters of the Hoenn region in <em>Pokemon Ruby</em> and <em>Sapphire</em>.<br><br><p>Kyogre will be an exclusive to <em>Sun</em> and <em>Ultra Sun</em>, while Groudon will only be available in <em>Moon</em> and <em>Ultra Moon</em> (unless you trade with a friend, of course). As usual, the Pokemon have special move sets depending on the version of the game you’re playing. The official <em>Pokemon</em> website <a href="https://www.pokemonlegendary.com/en-gb/distributions/august/">has all of the necessary details</a>.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=78306'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=78306 Mon, 6 Aug 2018 22:04:00 GMT Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a dream come true for fans <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-hzqxz/persona-q2-box-art.jpg" width="200" alt="Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth is a dream come true for fans" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Atlus has just released a trailer announcing Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth coming to the Nintendo 3DS in Japan later this year.<br><br>The game is a sequel to Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth and a lovely big crossover with all the main characters from Persona 3, 4 and 5, as well as, the protagonist from Persona 3 Portable, that's a huge 28 characters in total.<br><br>Atlus have also provided some of the game's opening story beats already. The Phantom Thieves from Persona 5 are exploring the parallel world know as Mementos when they suddenly fall through an entirely new place with unfamiliar enemies. The team come across a mysterious movie theatre that seems to bring all of the characters together to make one massive mega fam. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Persona+Q2%3A+New+Cinema+Labyrinth/news.asp?c=78300'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Persona+Q2%3A+New+Cinema+Labyrinth/news.asp?c=78300 Mon, 6 Aug 2018 14:09:02 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 450 - Call of Duty, Pocket City <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 450 - Call of Duty, Pocket City" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, James, Em, and Ric learn of not one, but two Call of Duty games coming to mobile in the near future.<br><br>Not only that, Ric has sneaked off to Nintendo HQ and got his hands on Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, allowing him to spill his preview beans all over his mic.<br><br>Finally, the team covers new releases including Pocket City, Math and Sorcery, and One More Button, and James chats to the developer of The Respawnables about the game's 5 year anniversary.<br><br><strong>Download episode 450:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep450.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78286'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78286 Fri, 3 Aug 2018 18:33:58 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 449 - Asphalt 9: Legends, Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2 <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 449 - Asphalt 9: Legends, Shin Megami Tensei Liberation Dx2" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, James finds himself in the rare position of defending a Gameloft game, that game being arcade racer Asphalt 9: Legends.<br><br>Meanwhile, Ric has been serving coffee to cats in Furista Cat Cafe, and smashing tetrominoes out of existence in Arkanoid-inspired block-basher Holedown.<br><br>The pair also cover Nintendo's $100 million lawsuit against ROM sites, and the latest Nintendo LABO construction set.<br><br>Plus, James sits down to chat to the developer of Holedown about how to identify a 'core mechanic', and how to appease the artist within.<br><br><strong>Download episode 449:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep449.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78208'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78208 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 16:40:50 GMT How to get every Eevee evolution in Pokemon Sun and Moon <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-rufbyb/pkmn-thumb.jpg" width="200" alt="How to get every Eevee evolution in Pokemon Sun and Moon" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Eevee is an interesting Pokemon. This boring little scamp can evolve into lots of different monsters, depending on various factors.<br><br>There are no new Eevee evolutions in Sun and Moon, but all new ways to get critters like Espeon, Leafeon, and Sylveon - plus, new places to find the Thunder Stone, and whatnot, needed for the other Pokemon.<br><br>Here's how to get 'em all. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/feature.asp?c=72178'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/feature.asp?c=72178 Fri, 27 Jul 2018 15:22:55 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 448 - Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, Teen Titans GO Figure" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, Em, James, and Ric prepare to bid farewell to Clementine with the first trailer for the last season of The Walking Dead.<br><br>They also take a look at the Sega Ages launch on Switch, which will bring the original Sonic to the portable console.<br><br>Chat then turns to managing a Formula 1 team with the release of Motorsport Manager Mobile 3, and DC characters fighting each other in the cutest way imaginable in Teen Titans GO Figure.<br><br><strong>Download episode 448:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep448.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong> <br><br> <br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78140 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:02:29 GMT Get a taste of what's to come in WarioWare Gold's 3DS eShop demo <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-btbno/h2x1_3ds_wariowaregold_image1600w.jpg" width="200" alt="Get a taste of what's to come in WarioWare Gold's 3DS eShop demo" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> You know him. You love him. That wily trickster, Wario, is taking over the Nintendo eShop today as <a href="https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Games/Nintendo-3DS/WarioWare-Gold-1348073.html#More_Wario_Wackiness">WarioWare Gold</a> gets a cracking demo which you can play right now. Seriously, go download it. <br><br><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><br><br><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Watch out! Wario has taken over the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/3DS?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#3DS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eShop?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#eShop</a> this week to feature some of his favourite stuff, including the free demo of <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WarioWareGold?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WarioWareGold</a>! <a href="https://t.co/9go5YWcyNy">pic.twitter.com/9go5YWcyNy</a></p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/news.asp?c=78122'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/WarioWare+Gold/news.asp?c=78122 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:04:35 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 447 - Dead Island: Survivors, New Star Soccer Manager <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 447 - Dead Island: Survivors, New Star Soccer Manager" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> This week, James and Ric return from a tropical island to talk about a dead one - Dead Island: Survivors to be precise.<br><br>Meanwhile, Emily's been puzzling it up with Up Left Out, and New Star Soccer Manager has taken over the Pocket Gamer office. Mainly Harry's bit of the office. To be honest, he's around three transfers away from an intervention.<br><br>The team also chat about monochrome marvels Earth Atlantis and Fracter, and interview Team 17's Troy Horton about the things publishers are looking for in the games they sign.<br><br><strong>Download episode 447:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep447.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78064'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=78064 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 17:58:37 GMT Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker cheats and tips - Essential tips for 100% completion <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-aatr/captain_toad_treasure_tracker_android_ios_013.jpg" width="200" alt="Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker cheats and tips - Essential tips for 100% completion" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is finally available in a handheld form factor, with new versions of the game available on Nintendo Switch and Nintendo 3DS. Nice!<br><br>Now that you can finally bash this out on the train, we've got a bunch of tips that'll help you get adjusted to the game, and help towards getting all the gems, golden mushrooms, 8-Bit Toads and more!<br><br>Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker is a wonderful puzzle game experience and well worth the short, but fascinating journey. For everything you need to know about the game, just read on…<br><br> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Captain+Toad/feature.asp?c=78059'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Captain+Toad/feature.asp?c=78059 Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:12:03 GMT Wimbledon 2018: 5 smashing portable tennis games <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-eipyi/nswitch_mariotennisaces_01.jpg" width="200" alt="Wimbledon 2018: 5 smashing portable tennis games" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> It's rather easy to overlook in this World Cup year, but Wimbledon is about set to start here in the UK.<br><br>For those unfamiliar with it, Wimbledon is generally regarded as the most prestigious tennis competition in the world. It's certainly the most distinctive, thanks to the fact that it's the only one of the four majors to be played on grass.<br><br>Though the qualifiers have already started, the tournament proper commences on Monday July 2nd.<br><br>To mark the occasion - and because you always end up wanting to play tennis games during Wimbledon, don't you? - we've assembled a top tennis game pick for each of the currently active portable platforms: Android, iOS, Switch, 3DS and PS Vita. <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Mario+Tennis+Aces/feature.asp?c=77943'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Mario+Tennis+Aces/feature.asp?c=77943 Mon, 2 Jul 2018 09:00:00 GMT Thundurus and Tornadus are coming to Pokemon Sun & Moon next week <img src="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/thumbs/na-kiog_thundurus_tornadus_png_100.jpg" width="200" alt="Thundurus and Tornadus are coming to Pokemon Sun & Moon next week " border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> The <a href="/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=76446">year of Legendary Pokemon continues into July</a> as Thundurus and Tornadus become the next pair of ultra powerful Pokemon to venture into <em>Pokemon Sun and Moon</em>. Players with a copy of <em>Pokemon Sun or Ultra Sun</em> can receive Thundurus, while Tornadus is coming exclusively to <em>Moon and Ultra Moon</em>.<br><br><p>Thundurus and Tornadus originally appeared in <em>Pokemon Black and White</em>. Much like the legendary dogs in <em>Pokemon Gold, Silver, and Crystal</em>, these Pokemon travel around the world, bringing frenetic weather patterns with them until you can ultimately catch them.</p> <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=77934'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pokemon+Sun%2FPokemon+Moon/news.asp?c=77934 Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:35:28 GMT Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 446 - Westworld, Suzy Cubes <img src="http://images.pocketgamer.co.uk/artwork/imgthumbs/na-jmah/pg_podcast_450.jpg" width="200" alt="Pocket Gamer Podcast: Episode 446 - Westworld, Suzy Cubes" border="0" align="left" style="margin:5px 10px 10px 0px;"> With E3 over and done with, it's customary for all the devs who held back the launch of their games during the show to simultaneously release them onto the app stores.<br><br>And this is how you find James, Em, and Ric this week: pummelled beneath a digital tidal wave comprised of Westworld, Suzy Cubes, Splatoon 2 DLC, and loads more portable games.<br><br>But our buoyant hosts will not be sunk, not even by the Android launch of Gorogoa and a huge PUBG update. They will persist. Oh yes. Persist they will.<br><br><strong>Download episode 446:</strong><br><br><strong><a href="http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/media/pgtv/pgtv.iphone.ep446.mp3">MP3</a> </strong>(right click to save-as, left click to play)<br><br><strong><a href="https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/pocket-gamer-iphone-podcast/id300280568?i=87169637">iTunes</a></strong>  <br><br><strong><a href='http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77872'>[read more]</a></strong> http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/3DS/Pocket+Gamer+Podcast/news.asp?c=77872 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 14:55:23 GMT